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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 2, 2014 @ 23:42 GMT
It's time to get out your ballgowns and tuxedos. FQXi is rolling out the red carpet and inviting you to join us as we announce the winners of our first ever video contest: "Show Me The Physics!"

As Brendan hinted in an earlier post, the judges have now made their decisions. The three top prize winners will be walking away with $10,000. We are also awarding $3000 each to the best video by a young scientist and to the creator of the audience's top pick. We're also distributing a large number of discretionary prizes for videos that impressed us, educated us, or just amused us in some way.

So join FQXi's directors Max Tegmark and Anthony Aguirre (along with some special guests) as they open the envelopes. Will there be tearful acceptance speeches? We shall see.

The event: The FQXi Video Contest Award Ceremony 2014

The time: Friday 5 December, 1:30pm ET

The place: Here



In the meantime, thank you to all entrants and to everyone who viewed, rated and commented on the videos. You can still enjoy them all here.

*Edited on 4 December 2014 to add that there's more exciting news! Max and Anthony will also be revealing more about the next grant round *and* FQXi's essay contest, launching soon.

**Edited on 8 December 2014 to add that here is the full list of winners. Congratulations to them all, and thank you to everyone who took part.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Dec. 3, 2014 @ 05:58 GMT
Which one to use?

I'll be wearing the tux with tails for performing over the holidays, but I also have a very nice tuxedo jacket with no tail. I'm thinking I won't need it anyway, but I'll look good either way.

Regards,

Jonathan

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali replied on Dec. 3, 2014 @ 17:21 GMT
Great stuff, Jonathan. Though I have a suspicion that we may end up in jeans on the day. :-)

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 3, 2014 @ 17:24 GMT
Just to add, if you were one of the people who were kind enough to enter this year's contest, please don't forget to tune in and watch. The judges enjoyed so many entries --for very different reasons - that we'll be giving away a *lot* of prizes. So if you do tune in you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that you're a winner!

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 4, 2014 @ 13:48 GMT
Info about the next essay contest and our next grant round to be revealed at the award ceremony too. (More reasons to tune in!) :-)

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Pentcho Valev wrote on Dec. 5, 2014 @ 20:32 GMT
Judging from the quotes below, the only reasonable topic for the next essay contest is:

Is Einstein's Special Relativity Wrong?

Joao Magueijo, Faster Than the Speed of Light, p. 250: "Lee [Smolin] and I discussed these paradoxes at great length for many months, starting in January 2001. We would meet in cafés in South Kensington or Holland Park to mull over the problem. THE ROOT OF...

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Pentcho Valev replied on Dec. 6, 2014 @ 16:55 GMT
In the real world, the speed of light is variable - it does depend on the speed of the light source, as predicted by Newton's emission theory of light. Unfortunately we all live in Einstein's world where the speed of light is, by postulation, constant (independent of the speed of the light source), and space and time are disfigured so as to form an efficient "protecive belt" around the false...

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Georgina Woodward wrote on Dec. 5, 2014 @ 21:21 GMT
Thanks for putting that together for us. Congratulations to all the winners.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 8, 2014 @ 18:10 GMT
And here is the full list of winners:

http://fqxi.org/community/contest/video/winners/2014.2

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Dec. 13, 2014 @ 18:35 GMT
And if you want to know what one of our top prize winners, Dagomir Kaszlikowski, does for his day job, read "Quantum in Context" by Nicola Jones.

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